Archive for Friday, September 14, 2012

US official: Marine team sent to Yemen

September 14, 2012


— An elite Marine rapid response team arrived in Yemen's capital Friday in the wake of violence and protests at the U.S. Embassy, the Pentagon said.

Pentagon press secretary George Little said the decision to dispatch about 50 Marines to Sanaa was partly in response to the violence and partly as a precautionary measure.

The Marines are members of a platoon from a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team, a specially trained and configured group that makes short-notice deployments in response to terrorist threats and to reinforce security at U.S. embassies.

A similar team was dispatched to Tripoli, Libya, on Wednesday in response to the deadly consulate attack in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stephens and three other Americans.

Little said no other such teams had been sent to Cairo or other Arab capitals where protesters have been demonstrating over an anti-Islam video.

The deployment to Yemen came as that Arab nation's security forces were firing live rounds and tear gas into the crowd of about 2,000 protesters trying to march to the U.S. embassy. On Thursday hundreds of protesters stormed the embassy compound and burned the American flag.

AP National Security Writer Robert Burns contributed to this report.


consumer1 5 years, 7 months ago

Of all the reports and stories I have read about this attack, no one seems to mention, other than it came from the United States, where this film orginated? I would like to know who is stirring up trouble for our citizens and our country. Is anyone seeking to punish the person(s) responsible for making, publishing and distiributing the movie??

deec 5 years, 7 months ago

Here's some info.

"An American right-wing extremist called Steve Klein, linked with various anti-Islamic groups in California, promoted the video, but said he did not know the identity of the director.

He contradicted himself in media interviews while expressing radical views, and eventually admitted he thought Sam Bacile was just a pseudonym.

Pastor Terry Jones from Florida, whose anti-Muslim actions have included burning Korans, said he had been in touch with a Mr Bacile over promotion of the film, but had not met him and could not identify him."

Flap Doodle 5 years, 7 months ago

"...Is anyone seeking to punish the person(s) responsible for making, publishing and distiributing the movie??..." Islamic Rage Boy and his ilk are doing their best. Do you want to offer them a helping hand?

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